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A Single Molecule Scaffold for the Maize Genome

  • Shiguo Zhou,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Molecular and Computational Genomics, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Genetics, UW Biotechnology Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Fusheng Wei,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Sciences, Arizona Genomics Institute, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • John Nguyen,

    Affiliation: Departments of Mathematics, Biology, and Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Mike Bechner,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Molecular and Computational Genomics, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Genetics, UW Biotechnology Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Konstantinos Potamousis,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Molecular and Computational Genomics, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Genetics, UW Biotechnology Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Steve Goldstein,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Molecular and Computational Genomics, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Genetics, UW Biotechnology Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Louise Pape,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Molecular and Computational Genomics, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Genetics, UW Biotechnology Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Michael R. Mehan,

    Affiliation: Departments of Mathematics, Biology, and Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Chris Churas,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Molecular and Computational Genomics, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Genetics, UW Biotechnology Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Shiran Pasternak,

    Affiliation: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Dan K. Forrest,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Molecular and Computational Genomics, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Genetics, UW Biotechnology Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Roger Wise,

    Affiliation: Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research, United States Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Research Service and Department of Plant Pathology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Doreen Ware,

    Affiliations: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America, Plant, Soil, and Nutrition Research, United States Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Research Service, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Rod A. Wing,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Sciences, Arizona Genomics Institute, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Michael S. Waterman,

    Affiliation: Departments of Mathematics, Biology, and Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Miron Livny,

    Affiliation: Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • David C. Schwartz mail

    dcschwartz@wisc.edu

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Molecular and Computational Genomics, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Genetics, UW Biotechnology Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Published: November 20, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000711
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Shiguo Zhou, Mike Bechner, Konstantinos Potamousis, Steve Goldstein, Louise Pape, Chris Churas, Dan K. Forrest, David C. Schwartz
Laboratory for Molecular and Computational Genomics, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Genetics, UW Biotechnology Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Fusheng Wei, Rod A. Wing
Department of Plant Sciences, Arizona Genomics Institute, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
John Nguyen, Michael R. Mehan, Michael S. Waterman
Departments of Mathematics, Biology, and Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Shiran Pasternak, Doreen Ware
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America
Roger Wise
Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research, United States Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Research Service and Department of Plant Pathology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America
Doreen Ware
Plant, Soil, and Nutrition Research, United States Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Research Service, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
Miron Livny
Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: dcschwartz@wisc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SZ DCS. Performed the experiments: SZ MB KP. Analyzed the data: SZ FW JN SG LP DW RAW MSW DCS SP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JN SG MRM CC DKF RW DW ML. Wrote the paper: SZ LP DCS.